Re: Suggestion for handling of boot-time driver options

Dominik Kubla (
Mon, 15 Dec 1997 06:19:05 +0100

: > They *could* be written entirely from scratch, and be quite
: > independend of actual kernel. (It would be pretty hard to write kernel
: > module that way, as they would have to re-implement all includes, but
: > possible). Where do they violate gpl, then?
: By being linked with it

Sigh! I have heard that often enough... Anyhow i would prefer a binary
only driver to being forced to shift a project to WinNT or some other M$
crap any time of day.

Sometimes i wonder if it was a wise decision to put Linux under GPL and
not using something like a modified BSD copyright...

Just in case you don't know: some companies don't port their commercial
software to linux because the license of the C/C++ library would force
them to provide the customer with the source code. No joke!

Dominik Kubla